Azerbaijan, Baku, September 12 /Trend, E.Ismaylov/
SOCAR (the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) has begun clearing the area of the platform around the emergency well at the Bulla Deniz field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, a SOCAR statement published on Thursday, said.
According to the statement, with the help of 'Whirlwind' and 'Caspian support' vessels, cooling of the platform where the emergency well is located was carried out uninterrupted.
Furthermore, from the pumps installed on the Barra ship, cooling lines are let down to the platform.
The fire engulfed exploration well No.90 in the north-east wing of Bulla-Deniz on August 17. The sea depth at the field is 26.5 metres.
According to SOCAR, ignition happened during drilling at a depth of 5868 metres.
An open gas blowout took place at 23:30 local time, August 17 which was followed by fire.
All 62 workers who were at the platform were evacuated to the shore, there were no casualties.
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